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London Sound Survey

This collection is of sound recordings forming part of the London Sound Survey website,which went online at the end of May, 2009.

The site's first aim is to make and collect field recordings, and so build a comprehensive auditory account of London life in the early 21st century. There is also a database of written accounts comprising a history of London sounds by authors as far back as the 11th century.

London Sound Survey sorts its field recordings into three main categories.

Sound action recordings are of sounds, mostly vocalisations, which are designed to affect people's behaviour. They may be for economic, religious, political or social ends. They include recordings of events where there is a common focus of attention, as well as nonverbal signals such as warning sirens, fireworks and church bells.

Sound map recordings are those where the location of the recording is the point of interest. They are generally of incidental sounds, or of auditory scenes where there is no single focus of attention, and are subdivided into day-time and night-time recordings.

Wildlife recordings are of the calls and songs of wild animals found within London. Most so far are of birds, and these are subdivided into land and water species. Other sections exist for dawn choruses, and mammals and other animals.

London Sound Survey very much welcomes comments, input and recordings by anyone interested. Please see the website for details of how to get in touch and upload sounds.

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'Mind the gap' announcements on the District and Circle line platforms at Monument Underground station. First, announcements for an eastbound train, then a westbound train pulls in, and the instruction is repeated. Recorded July 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, London Underground, recorded announcement
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Sound action recording - Officialdom - Nonverbal signals: Big Ben strikes the hour in central London. Recorded late August 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, Big Ben, clock
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The muezzin at the East London Mosque, Whitechapel, calls evening prayers. The prayer-call competes with the sound of heavy traffic passing along Whitechapel Road. Recorded May 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, religion, Islam, mosque, muezzin
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Daniel Waples, a busker, plays a small steel drum-like instrument called a 'hang'. The hang has a soft and melodious sound and is played with the hands only. Recorded on the river path near the Tate Modern. Sounds of passersby and something nearby rustling in the breeze. Recorded June 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, busker, busking, drum, South Bank, Thames
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Immediately south of the Thames, the bells at Southwark cathedral are rung on a Sunday morning. Trains passing over Borough Market rumble and grind in the background. Recorded May 2009.
Topics: London, sounds, field recording, church bells, Southwark, cathedral
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Weekly test of a siren forming part of the Broadmoor maximum security hospital warning system, carried out each Monday at 10am. The siren is located off Holt Lane, Wokingham, Berkshire. Originally recorded by Andrew Pollard in May 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, siren, Broadmoor, mental hospital
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A member of station staff uses the platform tannoy system to make standard announcements on the District and Circle line platform at Victoria. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, London Underground, recorded announcement
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Pre-recorded 'Stand behind the yellow line' safety announcement on a Northern Line platform at London Bridge station. Recorded October 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, London Underground, recorded announcement
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The day before the Chinese New Year, performers from a shaolin martial arts group put on a display featuring a Chinese dragon and percussionists. Recorded on a Saturday at the east end of Gerard Street in London's Chinatown, January 2009.
Topics: London, field recording, Chinatown, Gerard Street, music, shaolin
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Night-time sound map: Ambience at the entrance to Oval Underground/tube station in south London. Sounds of traffic, footsteps, voices of people passing in and out of the station, and station announcements.
Topics: London, London sounds, ambient, field recording, Oval, London Underground
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A recorded voice in a lift tells visitors to the British Library what's on each of four floors (excluding the lower ground floor). Such announcements were once a feature of department store lifts, and one such formed part of the theme tune for the 1970s BBC sitcom 'Are You Being Served?' But after visiting several department stores in London recently, it seems this helpful feature may live on in the British Library alone. Recorded April 2009.
Topics: London, field recording, British Library, elevator
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London wildlife: Two collared doves call at Rainham station, Essex/east London.
Topics: London, London sounds, wildlife, birds, Essex, Rainham
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A saxophonist plays a moody version of 'The Girl from Ipanema' late at night against a suitable backdrop of sirens and night revellers' hubbub in Old Compton Street, Soho, central London. Recorded Jult 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, busker, saxophone, Soho
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On a Saturday night at London Bridge train station: footsteps, a group of girls shout, laugh and chant as they make their way along the platform, other voices, a train pulls into the station followed by a station announcement.
Topics: London sounds, London, ambient, railway, train station
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A preacher at Speakers Corner describes how God has turned his life around. He stands alone ignored by all except the recordist, with a small cardboard placard bearing a Biblical verse. Recorded in the early afternoon on a Sunday, July 2008.
Topics: London, sounds, field recording, preacher, religion, Christian, Speakers Corner
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On a Sunday evening, regulars gather to sing old songs as June plays the piano at the Duke of Kendal, near Marble Arch. "With friends and neighbours you're the richest man in town." Recorded November 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, pub, singalong, Marble Arch
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A small group of Irish musicians play traditional music on a Saturday night in the Sir Colin Campbell pub, Kilburn High Road, north London. Recorded November 2008.
Topics: London, sounds, field recording, pub, Irish music, Kilburn
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Evening Standard newspaper seller outside Whitechapel tube station, east London. One of very few newspaper sellers left who call out the newspaper title and edition. A short recording made in the noisy environment outside the tube station. Recorded June 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, newspaper seller, Evening Standard, Whitechapel
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An old man plays the harmonica on the South Bank near the London Eye. He performs while standing under a tree. A cloth cap at his feet contains a few coins given by passersby. Noises made by other street entertainers can be heard in the background. Recorded June 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, busker, South Bank
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Auctioneer at car auction saleroom in Deptford, south-east London. He speaks through a PA system as the cars are driven slowly past the prospective buyers. Recorded June 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, Deptford, auction
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Martin Wright recalls the sounds of his childhood in a tenement at the Angel, Islington. He describes the sounds of Chapel market, accordion players, fights in a rough pub called the Scotch House, children's street games and more. Interviewed in July 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, oral history, interview, Islington
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Two Romanian gypsy children, one playing an accordion, work their way along an Underground carriage. The older child plays the accordion while the younger one holds a short stick with a tin can fixed to the end. One passenger tosses a pound coin into the can. Recorded on the Northern line in central London in November 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, music, accordion, gypsy, Roma, London Underground
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The busker is 'blue' as in completely coloured electric blue: face, hands, hair and clothing. He plays an acoustic guitar amplified with a small PA concealed beneath a cloth-covered pedestal. Onlookers applaud at the end. Recorded June 2009.
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Topics: London, sounds, field recording, busker, South Bank
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On a Saturday night in south London, a woman sings and preaches by a bus stop on Brixton Road near Windrush Square. She tells of the dead rising on Judgement Day, and bids farewell to everyone when her bus arrives. Recorded August 2009.
Topics: London sounds, London, ambient, street preacher, religion, Brixton
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The south London-based Saxon Sound system have set up at a junction of side streets a few score yards off Ladbroke Grove. They play roots and dub to themselves and a few onlookers in one of the less busy parts of the Carnival area. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, sounds, Notting Hill Carnival, reggae, dub, roots
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Night-time sound map recording: Ambience in the Beehive pub, Brixton, south London. Loud conversations and laughter from the pub regulars. Recorded in September 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, ambient, pub, Brixton, field recording
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A conductor on a number 11 Routemaster bus calls out the placenames at stops along the Strand, central London. Cross-fading of two extracts from a longer recording. Recorded September 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, transport, bus, bus conductor, Strand
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A small group of Irish musicians play traditional music on a Saturday night in the Sir Colin Campbell pub, Kilburn High Road, north London. Recorded November 2008.
Topics: London, sounds, field recording, pub, Irish music, Kilburn
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A Christian preacher evangelises to passers-by near Brixton tube station with the aid of Roland Micro Cube speaker-amp, set to add reverb to his voice. Sounds of traffic, passersby and people waiting at a nearby bus stop. Recorded in August 2009.
Topics: London, field recording, Brixton, religion, preacher, Christian
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Hare Krishna devotees drag enormous decorated wooden structures into Trafalgar Square from Pall Mall as part of the Rathayatra Carnival of Chariots. Shouts as the devotees pull on ropes, then a slow crescendo of chanting and percussion. Recorded July 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, religious festival, Hare Krishna
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A Christian preacher, known locally as the 'Lady in White', stands near the shopping centre at the Elephant and Castle and warns of the coming end time. She paces up and down while preaching, and claps her hands with each change of direction. Loud traffic noise. Recorded July 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, preacher, Christian
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Note: contains swearing. Traders at Brick Lane market, east London, on a Sunday lunchtime. Traders' cries for fruit and veg, electrical goods, clothes and accessories. Individual examples edited from a longer continuous recording and cross-faded. Recorded May 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, East End, Brick Lane, street market, market trader
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Night-time sound map recording: Drinkers congregate outside the Blue Anchor pub on the Lower Mall, Hammersmith, west London.
Topics: London, London sounds, ambient, field recording, Hammersmith, pub
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In St James's Park, central London: ducks and geese call in the morning on the lake in the park. Big Ben can be heard striking the hour faintly in the background.
Topics: London sounds, London, ambient, wildlife
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Long-established Channel One sound system, originally from east London, plays roots and dub to a crowd comprised mostly of older reggae aficionados. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, Notting Hill, carnival, reggae, roots, dub, Channel One
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A man begs for spare change in an underpass near Charing Cross station against a backdrop of noises from pedestrians. He thanks a person who gives him some money. Recorded February 2009.
Topics: London, sounds, field recording, beggar, begging, Charing Cross
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A street conjuror performs magic tricks to a large crowd of onlookers at Covent Garden, revealing various objects from beneath hats placed on a trestle table. Recorded November 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, conjuror, magician, Covent Garden
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Sound action recording - Economic - Funfairs and amusements: Extracts from a longer recording featuring dodgem ride operator's voice, screams of people on various rides, spooky recorded voices for a ghost train ride, and music from other attractions.
Topics: London, London sounds, funfair, fairground, field recording, Blackheath
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A Punch and Judy man, with PA-amplified voice, wraps up an afternoon's show at the Barnes annual fete in south-west London. Recorded July 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, Punch and Judy, Barnes
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Saturday night-time atmosphere from a platform at Kilburn High Road train station, north London. A woman sings at a pub karaoke a few streets away, traffic noise from Kilburn High Road.
Topics: London sounds, London, field recording, ambient, Kilburn
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Market traders' and costermongers' cries at Romford market on a Saturday. Individual male and female traders' voices edited down from a forty-minute recording and cross-faded. Most cries are for fruit and veg, some are for clothing and footwear. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, Romford, street market
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On a busy Saturday evening, curry touts working for several different restaurants along Brick Lane try to entice the recordist in. Most instances of sales patter featured here were encouraged by the recordist coming to a halt outside one restaurant or another and looking naïvely receptive. Extracts edited from a single recording and cross-faded. Recorded April 2009.
Topics: London, field recording, East End, Brick Lane, touts
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Pub regulars sing on a Friday evening to piano accompaniment at the Golden Eagle, Marylebone Lane, central London. Recorded November 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, pub, singalong, Golden Eagle
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Outside the Church of Scientology's centre on Tottenham Court Road, a Scientologist invites the recordist inside to watch a short film about 'Dianetics'. Recorded June 2009.
Topics: London, sounds, field recording, Scientology, Dianetics, cult
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Echoey-sounding pre-recorded safety announcement at Charing Cross railway station, warning passengers that the platforms may be wet and slippery. Recorded May 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, Charing Cross, recorded announcement
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Inside Maison Souss, an Algerian-run coffee shop overlooking Shepherds Bush Green. A man opposite stirs his tall glass of coffee, staff and customers' voices in conversation, sounds of the coffee machine, an oscillating hum from the air conditioning system. Recorded August 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, ambient, Shepherds Bush, coffee bar
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Night-time sound map: Walking westwards along Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, on a Saturday night. Sounds of music from nightclubs and shops, passersby.
Topics: London sounds, London, ambient, Brixton, field recording
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A man with a distinctive sing-song mantra of 'Please help the disabled, help the disabled please' tries to raise funds from afternoon commuters at City Thameslink station. He has appeared regularly at London rail termini for at least a decade. Until a few years ago, his chant went 'Please help the handicapped'. Recorded April 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, charity, fundraiser
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Millwall play Stockport at home. Some Millwall fans who didn't get into the ground stand at a vantage point by a footpath a few score yards south of the stadium. Recorded November 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, football, Millwall
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Dynamic Sounds Jamboulay carnival/mas band and float head south down Great Western Road to the junction with Westbourne Park Road. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, Notting Hill Carnival, Jamboulay, mas
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Sound action recording - Social - Other sports: Amplified music and excitable commentators' voices at a freerunning/parkour contest in central London.
Topics: London, London sounds, freerunning, parkour, Trafalgar Square
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Stallholders' cries recorded at Petticoat Lane market on a Sunday morning. Most cries are for cheap clothing, some for other goods including batteries, souvenirs and bead-filled cushions. Edited down from a longer continuous recording, with the individual extracts cross-faded. Recorded April 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, Petticoat Lane, street market
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Football players recorded around Sunday lunchtime at Hackney Marshes, east London. Players' cries, metallic banging from a building site, aircraft drone, fizzing of insects in a patch of tall grass nearby. Recorded September 2008.
Topics: London sounds, London, field recording, ambient, Hackney
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A man holds forth outside Ealing Broadway station about the need to turn from sin and accept Christ. He is accompanied by a silent companion. Sounds of pedestrians entering and leaving the station, and buses and other vehicles passing nearby. Recorded in July 2009.
Topics: London, field recording, Ealing, religion, preacher, Christian
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Edited down from a longer recording and cross-faded. Cyclists pedal eastwards along Tooley Street, sounding bells and whistles. Next, a jazz band leads a march northwards across London Bridge, followed by a battery-powered PA in a handcart, playing reggae. Crowd noise increases as the march reaches King William Street, with cheers and something like a cow-bell being struck. The noise redoubles when office workers are spotted peering from windows high up along Lombard Street. Recorded April 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, G20, protest, demonstration
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Following disputed election results and a crackdown by the Tehran regime, mainly secularist Iranian protesters chant, bang a drum and play music outside the Iranian embassy in Kensington. Recorded June 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, Iranian embassy, protest, demonstration
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Evening Standard seller shouts the newspaper title and edition from his pitch on the forecourt of London Bridge station. The late afternoon rush hour is just beginning. Recorded February 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, newspaper seller, Evening Standard, London Bridge
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Flamingo Carnival Arts carnival/mas band and float head south down Great Western Road to the junction with Westbourne Park Road. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, Notting Hill Carnival
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A short distance from Battle High Street, Sussex, drummers from the Section 5 team practice a few minutes before the parade begins. Cheers and applause from spectators is heard at the end. Recorded November 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, bonfire parade, bonfire night, Sussex, Battle
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Cheapjack trader at East Street market, South London, recorded on a Saturday afternoon. The cheapjack sells household and electrical goods from a raised stall. He banters with the crowd and with his assistant, whose voice is also heard. Recorded May 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, street market, East Street
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Homeless Big Issue seller in Hammersmith, west London. The seller repeats his call every few seconds against a backdrop of crowd and traffic noise. Recorded May 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, street seller, Big Issue, homeless
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More song from the regulars of the Golden Eagle pub in Marylebone Lane, central London. Recorded later on the same Friday evening. Recorded November 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, pub, singalong, Golden Eagle
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A preacher at Covent Garden paces up and down while holding forth in a slow and deliberate way. Nearby youngsters make sarcastic remarks about her. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, preacher, Christian, Covent Garden
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A Gospel band from a North London evangelical church sing with accompanying drum at Petticoat Lane, east London, on a Sunday morning. About a dozen performers took part. Recorded May 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, religious, Christian, gospel singers, Aldgate, Petticoat Lane
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More sales patter from the East Street market trader from south London, continuing to seel tacky gifts and electrical goods from his stall. Recorded May 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, street market, East Street
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Male and female traders' cries at Columbia Road flower market, east London, including some good banter with customers. Edited down from a 30-minute recording, with the individual extracts cross-faded. Recorded in September 2009.
Topics: London, field recording, East End, Columbia Road, street market, market trader
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Inside the 'Shepherd and his flock' pub on Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, west London. Laughter, voices and recorded music playing inside this small pub. A man orders drinks from the barmaid.
Topics: London sounds, London, field recording, ambient, pub, Shepherds Bush
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A kiosk owner at St Giles Circus, central London, advertises drinks and sweets with a steady stream of sales patter. Music plays over a loudspeaker mounted at the front of his kiosk. Pedestrian and traffic noise. Recorded August 2009.
Topics: London sounds, London, ambient, street seller
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A man working for a ticket agency in Covent Garden calls out the titles of West End shows. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, sounds, field recording, West End, Covent Garden
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Elimu Paddington Arts carnival/mas band make their way along Westbourne Park Road. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, Notting Hill Carnival
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A woman with a loudhailer leads call-and-response chanting on an anti-child abuse march along Piccadilly, central London, on a Saturday afternoon. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, field recording, demonstration, march, Piccadilly
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A kiosk owner at St Giles Circus, central London, advertises drinks and sweets with a steady stream of sales patter. Music plays over a loudspeaker mounted at the front of his kiosk. Pedestrian and traffic noise. Recorded August 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, West End, street seller
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Annual procession our Lady of Mount Carmel from St Peter's Church in Theobalds Road through Clerkenwell. A speaker introduces the float honouring St Francis of Assisi, a policeman asks onlookers to move off the road, recorded music from the passing float, faint voices of singers walking by in the procession, finally a marching band comes to a halt and plays. Three extracts from a longer recording cross-faded together. Recorded July 2009.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, religion, Mount Carmel, Catholic, Clerkenwell, procession
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Excitable commentators' voices, crowd cheers and amplified music at the 'World Freerunning Championships' in Trafalgar Square. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, parkour, freerunning, Trafalgar Square
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Demonstrators chant in protest at the threatened closure of Walthamstow Stadium greyhound track as they head towards Hoe Street, north-east London. Recorded August 2008.
Topics: London, London sounds, field recording, demonstration, protest, Walthamstow, dog racing